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Student Advisory Board

Meet the students who help shape UMMA.
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Photo by Neil Kagerer

Joining the SAB is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience within a professional museum setting and develop meaningful connections with those who celebrate art in their lives. The SAB is dedicated to creating a culturally inclusive community through programmatic efforts, and amplifying student voices to shape the museum.

Applications for the student advisory board are open twice per year. The next application cycle will open in Summer 2024

Who can join?


Any U-M student is invited to join. Undergraduate, graduate, transfer, commuter, or non-traditional — we want you!

Is it paid?


Yes! All SAB members receive a $250 stipend per semester.

Opportunities for the SAB Leadership Board include:

Developing creative, diverse, and inclusive programs

Serving on UMMA’s Acquisitions and Curatorial Committees

Interviewing artists and curators

Creative oversight of UMMA’s Student Blog

Contributing to UMMA’s social media (@ummamuseum) and campus presence

Network with other university, student, and museum professionals

And much more!

Participation in the SAB Leadership Board for both the fall and winter semesters satisfies the Museum Studies Program internship requirement.


Applications for the student advisory board are open twice per year. The next application cycle will open in Summer 2024

Meet the SAB

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Ayanna, is a multidisciplinary artist from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a senior pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Michigan, primarily working in painting, ceramics, and photography.


2024 SAB Member
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Dora is an art history and French major in LSA. Dora aspires to become a curator and loves lingering in museums.


2024 SAB Member
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Yumna Dagher is an English Language and Literature major, with a subconcentration in the Creative Writing, and Program in the Environment major, pursuing a specialization in Food Systems.


2024 SAB Member

From the
Student Blog

The UMMA Student Blog gives a voice to the Student Advisory Board. Hear your fellow students offer their perspective on art through the lens of culture and society.

Autumnal Art at UMMA!
Nov 6, 2023
Ten artworks in the UMMA collection to help you hang on to the last bit of fall.
Silent Disco: Two Works in Conversation by Alexandra Collins
Nov 5, 2023
Board Member Alexandra Collins Discusses her recent exhibition on campus.
Kate Tremel Invites Us to Breathe
Nov 2, 2023
Kayla Turner describes her experience at Kate Tremel's "Breathe".
See the Blog